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Blood Pressure In The Aorta
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Are the blood pressure the same in the aorta and the other arteries ? blood flow is faster there so shouldnt the bloodpressure be higher there?
Transient Pain at the belly button area always after Masturbation. Is it increased blood flow and pressure at the aorta site there?
When training how high blood pressure is Okey? How high does it have to be before you would be concerned for the aorta?
Can you tell me in aortic ccoarctation why the blood pressure in upper body greater than lower..plz answer?
What happens if the velocity of the blood is highest at the aorta, shouldn't the pressure be at the lowest?
Comparison?: I need more information to answer this question: to what location are you comparing the velocity in the aorta? Typically, the velocity of blood in the aorta is higher than, for example, the venae cavae that deliver blood to the right side of the heart. This is because blood that is forcibly pumped out of the heart goes into the aorta and then travels in pulsatile fashion to the brain, legs, etc ...Read more
Kidney's: Coarctation leads to decreased blood flow in the lower body. The kidney's sense the blood flow and release hormones to regulate blood pressure. If kidney blood flow is low, they release hormones to raise BP and vice versa. And after time, the blood vessels in the body respond to the high blood pressure with abnormal changes of their own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it worst for the aorta to have high blood pressure because of mental Stress or because of physical stress? What's the difference?
Neither: High blood pressure is high blood pressure. Doesn't matter what the cause is. While most people with aortic disease have high blood pressure, the vast majority of people with high blood pressure don't ever get aortic disease. High blood pressure with stress or exertion doesn't correlate at all, only HBP at rest. Finally the incidence of aortic disease in people ...Read more
I have mild coarcitation of the aorta treated with blood pressure meds and water pills no surgery is this ok?
Maybe: Coarcs cause hypertension above the level of the lesion--typically mid-chest up---and low BP to the rest of the body. As long as the coarc is truly mild, this is probably ok. Your docs will want to pay close attention to your kidney function and the severity of the lesion over time, usually via blood and urine tests and regular ct scans (annually at a minimum). ...Read more
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